Wissahickon Community Aquatic Club

Welcome to the 2014-2015 Season! 

Whether our meets are home or away,  WCAC needs volunteers to run each meet.  Please click on the VolunteerSpot button below to sign up for this season's meets.  Each family is required to volunteer at 3 meets, or to pay the opt out fee of $100.   Thank you for volunteering and helping to make sure all our meets run smoothly!

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot


Training for officials and Stroke and Turn - Please consider being trained in one or more of these positions.  Remember that meets don't run without officials and it's a good opportunity to support your club and swimmers while learning the technical aspects of the stroke techniques.       

Monday

10/27

Upper Merion

Starter/Ref

7:00 PM

Wednesday

10/29

Upper Merion

Stroke & Turn

7:00 PM


Notes:

We have reached capacity in the 8&U, 10&U and 12&U age groups. Registration for these age groups is now CLOSED.  If you are still interested in registering, please email wcacswimming@gmail.com and you will added to a wait list.  Age groups 14&U and HS - registration is still OPEN!  Please register so we can ensure our roster is submitted timely and correctly to the league.

 

PRACTICE SCHEDULE

(updated 9/22/14)

Minis

Gold

Blue

(age 12 & over)

Blue

(age 10 & 11)

Blue

(age 9 & U)

US Swimming

Mon

 

6:00 – 7:00 pm

6:30 – 7:00 pm (dryland)

7:00 – 8:30 pm (swim)

7:00 – 8:30 pm

 

7:00 – 8:00

 

 

Tues

6:00 – 6:30 pm

6:00 – 7:00 pm

6:30 – 7:00 pm (dryland)

7:00 – 8:00 pm (swim)

7:00 – 8:00 pm

 

 

 

Wed

 

6:00 – 7:00 pm

6:30 – 7:00 pm (dryland)

7:00 – 8:30 pm (swim)

7:00 – 8:30 pm

 

7:00 – 8:00

 

 

Thur

6:00 – 6:30 pm

6:00 – 7:00 pm

6:30 – 7:00 pm (dryland)

7:00 – 8:30 pm (swim)

7:00 – 8:30 pm

 

7:00 – 8:00

 

 

Fri

 

 

6:00 – 8:00 pm (swim only)

6:00 – 8:00 pm  

6:00 – 7:00

 

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Sat

10:00 –10:30 am

10:00 –11:00 am

10:30 AM–12:00 pm

10:30 am–12:00 pm

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

 

*dryland is only for swimmers 12 and over.  Please have swimmers bring sneakers to practice for dryland.


WCAC strives to provide the youth of our community the opportunity to reach their highest personal potential as both and individual and an athlete.  We understand that winning is much more than one's place in the finish of a race, and we are committed to helping our swimmers and divers develop their self esteem and pride through both individual achievement and team work. 

Practice Group Descriptions

Minis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The Minis group is for swimmers who are new to competitive swimming.  They should be able to swim an entire lap of the pool.  The focus for this group is to learn all four competitive strokes.  The goal is to be able to dive off block and swim legal strokes.

Gold                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The swimmers in this group have experience in competitive swimming, but cannot do all 4 strokes legally including turns and starts.  This group will focus on stroke, turns, starts and overall race and training ability.  Goal of this group is to master all four strokes, turns and racing starts.  It is recommended that this group attend 3 out of the 5 practice times offered.


Blue:
Swimmers who demonstrate a higher level of skill and have a significant amount of competitive experience, will be placed in the blue group.  This group has mastered all four strokes, competitive starts and turns, and can endure conditioning and dry land. Swimmers will be introduced to a greater range of races and strategies.  The ultimate goal of this group is qualification for SALeague Champs and/or Middle Atlantic Junior Olympics.  It is recommended that this group attend 4 out of the 6 practices offered per week.

Group Movement
Coaches will determine if and when swimmers are ready to move from Gold to Blue group. Swimmers should demonstrate mastery of all four strokes, competitive starts and turns and completing sets without breaking strokes across consistently for 2 weeks, including meets.  Swimmers also need to demonstrate that they can execute sets during blue practice. If a swimmer does not complete required practice sets and does not meet the expectations of the coach for more than a week, a meeting will take place between swimmer, coach and parents.

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